Grade School

Vancouver Waldorf School | Grade School

The Waldorf Grade School

At the heart of the Waldorf approach is the recognition of the physical and emotional changes that occur as a child matures. In the grade school our teachers take care to introduce skills, subjects, and concepts at a time that is appropriate to the child’s physiological, emotional, and spiritual development. We use a multi-sensory approach, integrating the arts into each subject to engage the Vancouver Waldorf School | Grade School Mathwhole child in the learning process rather than simply imparting intellectual information. From their lessons the students develop their own “Main Lesson” books, filled with rich self-expression and academic content.

In the grade school the students are given a classical education in reading, writing, mathematics, literature, and the sciences. The class teacher stays with a class to teach core curriculum from first grade to eighth grade, allowing the children to grow in confidence and security as their teacher’s understanding of them deepens. Specialty teachers provide instruction in areas such as music, French, physical education and movement, and handwork.

The Grade school key: We do not teach students “a set of facts” they will need for high school. We help each child to develop a set of skills learned in relationship to that child’s individual experience. Anything learned purely through memorization is not enough. Real learning and understanding occurs when you have internalized the experience and made it your own. We strive to support our grade school students in the unfolding of their emotional lives by nurturing their growing sensitivities and feelings through every step of our curriculum.

Vancouver Waldorf School | Grade School

For more information, contact our Admissions Coordinator
604-985-7435 ext 200
admissions@vws.ca

Main Campus

2725 St Christophers Road
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 985-7435
Fax: (604) 985-4948 

High School

307-3255 Edgemont Boulevard
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 986-2922
Fax: (604) 986-2623
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Upcoming Events

Sep
25
Mon
2017
3:30 pm Boys Soccer Game VWS vs KDHS
Boys Soccer Game VWS vs KDHS
Sep 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Boys Soccer Game VWS Waldorf vs KDHS Lions at Trillium Park. map: https://goo.gl/zo6M3K
Sep
26
Tue
2017
7:30 pm The First Seven Years Seminar Se...
The First Seven Years Seminar Se...
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
What can parents and teachers do to support a child’s physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development? Each session builds on earlier sessions, and
Sep
27
Wed
2017
3:30 pm Boys Soccer Game VWS vs EJV
Boys Soccer Game VWS vs EJV
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Boys Soccer Game VWS Waldorf vs EJV Albatros at Kirkstone Park
Sep
28
Thu
2017
3:30 pm Girls Volleyball Practice
Girls Volleyball Practice
Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Girls Volleyball Practice at the High School Campus
4:00 pm Boys Soccer Game VWS vs STP
Boys Soccer Game VWS vs STP
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Boys Soccer Game VWS Waldorf vs STP Celtics at Kirkstone Park